Gateway Area Business Association – GABA

Working Together, Growing Together – Since 1950

 

Photo courtesy of EastPDXNews.com

Fred Sanchez, Colleen Gifford & the Keystone Kops!

The Gateway Area Business Association was started in 1950 as the Woodland Park Merchants, with 15 charter members. The purpose was to promote the area with services to the community.  One of the first activities was the organizing of a parade in 1951, with eager participation.

One of the highlights of the parade was the annual appearance of the Senior and Junior Rose Festival Courts.  The first Fun-O-Rama days were held in 1952, with a carnival used as a fund-raising event. The Gateway Keystone Cops were a west coast-side fun group, appearing in many local and regional events such as parades and other fun-type activities.

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2014 General Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at noon at East Portland Community Center – Loaves and Fishes room – 740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216 (between Stark Street and Cherry Blossom Drive)  Lunch is available for $8.00 suggested donation.

 

2014 Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the months of January, March, May, July, September and November from 6 to 7 pm at
East Portland Neighborhood Office - 1017 NE 117th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

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Click here to vote for 2014 GABA Citizen of the Year

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MHCC seeking applicants for open board of education seat

The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a recently vacated seat on the college Board. Maggie Nelson vacated the seat on June 7 due to personal reasons.

This vacancy has opened the process for an appointment by the board to the zone 3 position. The appoint will serve the remainder of the term of this position which will expire in May 2015, at which point the position will be filled by election.

The Mt. Hood Community College District Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to four-year terms. Five of the positions are elected from specific district zones and two are elected from the district at-large. An eligible board member for this position must be a qualified voter in the district and a resident of zone 3, a citizen of the state of Oregon and be at least 18 years of age.

The college will be taking applicants for this seat through July 31.
For further information on this vacancy and to apply, please visit www.mhcc.edu.

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2014 Fun-O-Rama Photos

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Upcoming Events for 2014

Click here to see the rest of our upcoming meetings and events calendar!

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Jul 10

GABA General Meeting  - noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: Steve Buckstein, Senior Analyst and Founder of The Cascade Policy Institute

Aug

No Meetings

Sept  11

GABA General Meeting - noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: First Responders Tribute, 2014 Citizen of the year announcement, City of Portland Comprehensive Plan Update

Sept 24

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Oct 9

GABA General Meeting  – noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: Dennis Richardson, Gubenatorial Candidate

Nov 13

GABA General Meeting  – noon
740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland OR 97216
Featured Speakers: Cliff Thomason, author

Nov 26

GABA Board Meeting – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland OR 97220

Dec 11

Holiday Event To Be Announced